“When pork and apples come together something magical happens.”
4 bone-in pork chops (loin or shoulder), cut 3/4 inch thick
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
2 Tbsp butter
1 large white onion, sliced
2 apples, cored and sliced
¾ cup beer, white wine, cider, or chicken broth coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Season the pork chops generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat, then add in the oil.
3. Place the pork chops in the pan (do not crowd the pan and work in batches if you have a small pan!) and let sear for a few minutes, until golden brown.
4. Repeat on the second side, then transfer the chops to a warm plate.
5. Add the butter into the pan, followed by the onion and apples.
6. Sauté until the onion slices are lightly caramelized and the apples have started to get soft (about 8 min).
7. Stir in the beer, wine, cider or chicken broth, and return chops to the pan.
8. Cook until the pork is tender, and finished cooking (15 minutes), turning halfway through and covering the chops with the apple mixture.
9. Serve the chops with a large spoonful of the apple-onion mixture over the top